A Kyoto school ivory study of a monkey and young By Mitsuhide, late 18th-early 19th century
Lot 3126Y
A Kyoto school ivory study of a monkey and young By Mitsuhide, Edo period (late 18th-early 19th century)
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A Kyoto school ivory study of a monkey and young By Mitsuhide, Edo period (late 18th-early 19th century) A Kyoto school ivory study of a monkey and young By Mitsuhide, Edo period (late 18th-early 19th century) A Kyoto school ivory study of a monkey and young By Mitsuhide, Edo period (late 18th-early 19th century)
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A Kyoto school ivory study of a monkey and young
By Mitsuhide, Edo period (late 18th-early 19th century)
Finely rendered with the seated parent restraining its struggling offspring by pinning it to the ground; eyes inlaid in dark horn, signed Mitsuhide in an oval reserve
1.1/2in (3.5cm) high

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  • Provence:
    Ex W.W. Winkworth collection
    Ex Julius Katchen collection, sold Sotheby's, London 5 November, 2005, The Katchen Collection, Part 1, lot 40

    Published:
    Arlette Katchen, Netsuke 7, page 31, no. K139

    For another similar example, see Frederick Meinertzhagen and George Lazarnick (ed.), MCI, the Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the British Museum (New York: A.R. Liss, 1986), p. 534

    According to Meinertzhagen, Mitsuhide's skill is best illustrated in his netsuke of monkeys. However, his output was relatively small.
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